Sunday, 22 June 2014

A Fishy Story

We planned a Family Excursion to the new Ripley's Aquarium in downtown Toronto. I bought tickets on line a couple of weeks before we went, saving a long line up at the ticket booth, not something we wanted to experience with excited children.  It's not a very big building, but there's lots to see and do. The Canadian Waters Gallery features 17 exhibits totaling over 665,000 litres. And that's just the first gallery, there are 7 more!


A giant American lobster. Surf and Turf, anyone? He was enormous!

The Rainbow Reef featured colourful fish with imaginative names; Picasso Triggerfish, Humbug Dascyllus, Emperor Angelfish, Pajama Cardinalfish, Unicorn Surgeonfish.

Callum and Isaac tried swimming with the fish. No, not really, they crawled up a tube into the middle of the tank.
Halfway through the aquarium there's a children's play area and a snack bar. We took our lunch with us, so we ate on the benches next to the kids area, giving us all a break! The aquarium has only been open since late 2013 so it's a very popular place and quite busy. More pictures in a day or two.....

9 comments:

  1. What a great place. I love the tube for kids to feel they are in the tank with the fish, that is very clever.

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  2. Looks like a great plaice to visit.

    Did you see what I did, there?

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  3. How did you know the lobster was American?

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  4. OlderSon: I knew he was American cos he didn't say eh? and I can read labels.

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  5. Just dropping to say hi!
    Wow, what an exciting place to visit!

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  6. I've heard such wonderful things about this aquarium!

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  7. Lovely place to spend a few hours. Haven't been to this one yet, but did go to the one in Myrtle Beach SC. I don't care for zoos, but aquariums interest me. Sorry I missed your last few posts, looks like you've been having lots of fun.

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  8. looks like Callum was holding his breath, just in case he actually was under water!

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  9. enchanting photo of the boyz in the tube/tank. wonderful that folks in your part of the world can see fish like these swimming around.

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